Pattern: Manzanilla by Joji Locatelli, from her Authentic Collection.
Yarn: A merino/silk/cashmere blend yarn from Lambspun of Colorado. This yarn has been many projects, including Rosamund’s Cardigan and Silver Belle. I had hoarded so much of this yarn that I was able to make the Wisteria dress as well as this pullover.
Modifications: I used a DK weight yarn because I find worsted weight to be too heavy for wear. Since I am still on the tunic kick, I gave the body A-line shape and lengthened it a couple of inches. I also made the back a tad longer and gave it a slight curve with short-row shaping. Instead of grafting the sleeve seams, I used a three-needle bind off. And, not obvious in the photo, I sewed a button at the top of each side hem to stabilize the split hem. Finally, I widened the width between the garter ridges progressively from top to bottom.
Thoughts: I just love this sweater! When it came off the needle, the sleeves were quite snug, but I was able to open things up with a bit of judicious blocking. Joji Locatelli designs lovely, minimalistic sweaters, and her experiments in construction produce clothing that are actually wearable.